Rosenstein expecting to lose job, heads to White House

DOJ Source Claims Rod Rosenstein Was Joking

DOJ Source Claims Rod Rosenstein Was Joking

The source said Rosenstein believed he would soon be fired by President Donald Trump, so he "verbally resigned" to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Regardless, any termination or resignation would have immediate implications for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible collaboration between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign before the 2016 election.

Noel Francisco, the solicitor general, would take on oversight of Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. In addition to dealing with the Mueller investigation, the White House is also struggling to win confirmation of its Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

NBC News reported Rosenstein said he would not resign and the White House would have to fire him.

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"Some news organizations reported that Rosenstein had submitted a verbal resignation to White House officials", NPR reported on Monday.

"Federal Vacancies Reform Act gives Trump power to appoint an Acting AG if it's a resignation", notes Blake.

Trump appointed Rosenstein as deputy attorney general but had expressed extreme frustration with him for months, partly over his decision to hire Mueller past year.

The removal of Rosenstein from the office of Deputy Attorney General puts Mueller's investigation in danger, as Trump will nominate Rosenstein's replacement.

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As for Rosenstein's future, Trump says, "We will make a determination".

He became the only Bush-appointed USA attorney to serve throughout all of President Barack Obama's eight-year tenure.

Trump is now in NY, where he will this week chair a meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

The events are reminiscent of the "Saturday Night Massacre" - the evening that Richard Nixon fired his Attorney General, and his deputies, until he found someone willing to fire Archibald Cox, the Special Counsel investigating Watergate.

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